The Pioneer Football League will begin its 30th season of play this year. Davidson has captured the last two automatic qualifying spots for the league in the postseason. The Wildcats look to make it three in a row.
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College Sports Journal Pioneer Football Conference Football Preview Week of 3/13, 2021
The conference schedule for the eight teams that will play in the Pioneer Football League begin this week. The PFL will play a six-week sprint of a spring season before the champion of the league advances to the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs.
2021 CSJ Pioneer Football League Spring Football Preview
CSJ’s Predicted Order of Finish 1. San Diego 2. Drake 3. Davidson 4. Stetson 5. Morehead State 6. Butler 7. Valparaiso 8. Presbyterian Dayton & Marist * (not participating in spring season) 2019 PFL NCAA Division I FCS Playoff Results First Round Northern Iowa 17 San Diego 3 The Pioneer Football League will begin […]
FCS 1st Round Playoffs: Defense Key to Northern Iowa Defeating San Diego 17-3
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa–With Northern Iowa’s offense struggling to make plays, the Panthers got a defensive touchdown and forced four turnovers to advance to the second round of the FCS playoffs with a 17-3 win over San Diego (9-3) in front of 3,743 in attendence at the UNI-Dome. DE Brawntae Wells returned an interception for a […]
Pioneer Football League Reviews: Week 13
Dayton and Drake finished tied for second place in the league standing with identical 6-2 records, while Davidson placed fourth after compiling a 5-3 record.
College Sports Journal Pioneer Football League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/23/2019
Perhaps no bigger matchup looms than when Drake travels to play Davidson. Both teams are tied for second place, along with Dayton, with 5-2 league records. A win by any of those teams will assure them of no worse than a share of second place.
Pioneer Football League Reviews: Week 12
The Toreros had little trouble in steamrolling their way to another Pioneer Football League championship with an impressive win over Morehead State on Saturday.
College Sports Pioneer Football League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/16/2019
Drake entertains Dayton in the biggest game of the week in the PFL. A win by the Bulldogs would keep the pressure on San Diego for a fourth straight league title, while a loss would all be assure the Toreos of the outright crown.
Pioneer Football League Reviews: Week 11
San Diego has two games remaining during the regular season. The Toreros are scheduled to face Morehead State and Jacksonville in the final two games before the start of the FCS playoffs Nov. 30.
The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 9/7/2019
Most years, it’s FCS teams stunning FBS teams, but this week, it was non-scholarship FCS and sub-Division-I teams stunning FCS squads instead. In their home opener, non-scholarship Dayton (1-0) stunned Indiana State (0-2) 42-35. Flyer QB Jack Cook accounted for four touchdowns, two rushing and two passing, while RB Sean Prophit scored on a 13-yard […]
College Sports Journal Pioneer Football League Previews: Week of 9/7/2019
Davidson’s narrow win against Georgetown last week was a really nice win for the Pioneer, who went 2-4 in their games last week. This week boasts another interesting grouping of games against the top teams of FCS and sub-D-I opponents.
College Sports Journal Pioneer Football Conference Game Previews: Week of 8/31/2019
The PFL starts their 2019 journeys this week with the most diverse out-of-conference slate in all fo the FCS. Butler takes on the defending FCS National Champion North Dakota State Bison, and nearby D-II Union (KY) takes on Morehead State, but the most interesting matchup might involve two surprise teams that could be a big factor in their conference races.
College Sports Journal 2019 Division I Football Conference Preview: Pioneer League
These teams are high caliber teams who will be in contention for PFL crown and the league’s automatic playoff bid.
2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: San Diego Toreros
The Toreros finished 2018 with a 9-3 overall record and a 8-0 mark in the Pioneer Football League to win their third straight PFL title outright and fifth straight including ties but USD did bow out a round earlier than the prior two seasons in the playoffs (a 49-30 first round loss at Nicholls).
FCS Playoffs: Nicholls Goes Up Early, Withstands Late Offensive Fireworks To Defeat San Diego 49-30
Nicholls 49, San Diego 30 Video Highlights Courtesy NCAA.com THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State raced out to a 32-point lead over San Diego early in the third quarter and held off a late rally to win its first playoff game in 32 years, defeating the Toreros, 49-30, Saturday evening at Manning Field in John L. […]
CSJ First Round Playoff Preview: San Diego at Nicholls, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions
San Diego at Nicholls When: Saturday, November 24, 3:00 PM Where: John L Guidry Stadium, Thoibodaux, LA TV/Streaming: ESPN3 San Diego Toreros San Diego, California Pioneer Football League Enrollment: 5,774 FCS Sagarin Rating: 72 Season Recap: The Toreros, who are playing in their third consecutive FCS Playoffs, won the Pioneer Football League with a perfect 8-0 league […]
That Was the FCS Week That Was: The Week That Upended the Playoffs, 11/11/2018
What a weekend! Whatever you thought was true in regards to the qualified teams in the FCS Playoff field last week was almost certainly changed after an epic weekend of upsets. About the only outcomes that came out as expected were that the three remaining undefeated teams, 10-0 North Dakota State, 9-0 Colgate, and 9-0 […]